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King School installs flags to celebrate cultural diversity

January 8, 2019

STAMFORD — To celebrate its inclusive and diverse global community, King School has installed flags to represent countries native to the school’s students, parents, faculty and staff. King identified the countries via a community survey conducted in the fall. The flags were installed in the upper school lobby, as well as the middle and lower schools, during winter break.

“Global education at King develops students’ knowledge of the world’s cultural diversity within the context of globalization and change. Our flag project embodies our school’s multicultural reality and we were excited to welcome students and faculty back to campus this week with the flags installed,” said Gilles Chosson, director of global education.

Chosson and King’s Head of School Karen Eshoo will attend assemblies this month in each division and explain the importance of the project and what it represents to the community.

The first assembly, which is open to the public, will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Lower School.

“King School is a community that is becoming increasingly more diverse as our nation continues to become more diverse as well. Our flag project recognizes and honors the multitude of cultures and backgrounds of the people with whom we interact every day,” Eshoo said.

For more information, visit http://www.kingschoolct.org.

erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com

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